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Old 06-21-2013, 04:46 AM
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change to a better servo, std servos isnt very strong or precise

a good digital servo will do a big difference in the cars behavior on the track
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:08 PM
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With your ride height that high, do you have any droop at all? If not, that could definitely cause pulling issues, especially with a strong motor.

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Old 06-21-2013, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by grippgoat View Post
With your ride height that high, do you have any droop at all? If not, that could definitely cause pulling issues, especially with a strong motor.

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Yup I still ha 3-4mm droop. I cant lower the car further since I use it on the streets.
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:12 PM
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New chassis and top deck, as well as new motor mount: http://www.redrc.net/2013/06/spec-r-...sis-top-decks/

They claim thinner, thus more traction. Would you guys say this would give better traction/handling on smooth carpet tracks?
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:08 PM
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probably just for medium/low grip asphalt. I am already tuning out grip with the current setup on our med/high grip asphalt track
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Originally Posted by JayL View Post
probably just for medium/low grip asphalt. I am already tuning out grip with the current setup on our med/high grip asphalt track
Would you mind sharing your setup?? I run also on med/high grip asphalt.
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by metalnut View Post
New chassis and top deck, as well as new motor mount: http://www.redrc.net/2013/06/spec-r-...sis-top-decks/

They claim thinner, thus more traction. Would you guys say this would give better traction/handling on smooth carpet tracks?
More flex can make it easier to drive on high grip carpet by softening response. But at 25.5 speeds on d-compound tires, I really doubt you'd notice. You've got a ways to go with basic setup work and maintenance, just getting it into a window where you're more comfortable with it and keeping it working consistently from run to run.

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Old 06-29-2013, 07:55 AM
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I will have to try that new chassis.
Now a short shock setup is needed!
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My son got involved in a violent crash yesterday. The car in front of him lost control when he tried to avoid a slow moving vehicle in the fast lane. He started swerving uncontrollably and wiped out my son's 911 gt3 as my son passed that guy's mustang. My son's 911 started rolling over at full speed and did 6-7 rolls when the silver mustang rammed into it and the slow moving car had gained full speed by then and caught up to the two cars and rammed into my son's 911.

The smudges and scratches on the gt3 buffed right out. But the front and rear suspensions were badly damaged and also the cooling fan was totaled.

Among the parts I am trying to replace I am having trouble locating the rear outer suspension shaft, aka hinge pin. What are the dimensions? May be other brands will fit.

Ideas?

Thanks.

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+ YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.


It turns out the second car that crashed into my son's 911 was also trying to avoid the slow moving vehicle.
Here is the footage.
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Originally Posted by edhchoe View Post
My son got involved in a violent crash yesterday. The car in front of him lost control when he tried to avoid a slow moving vehicle in the fast lane. He started swerving uncontrollably and wiped out my son's 911 gt3 as my son passed that guy's mustang. My son's 911 started rolling over at full speed and did 6-7 rolls when the silver mustang rammed into it and the slow moving car had gained full speed by then and caught up to the two cars and rammed into my son's 911.

The smudges and scratches on the gt3 buffed right out. But the front and rear suspensions were badly damaged and also the cooling fan was totaled.

Among the parts I am trying to replace I am having trouble locating the rear outer suspension shaft, aka hinge pin. What are the dimensions? May be other brands will fit.

Ideas?

Thanks.
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Spec-R ship in 7days even on the slowest post method. The alloy fan mount is money well spent and i have found those outer hinge pints to be somewhat brittle, having had one break when some idiot slammed into me on a warm up lap.
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Originally Posted by edhchoe View Post
My son got involved in a violent crash yesterday. The car in front of him lost control when he tried to avoid a slow moving vehicle in the fast lane. He started swerving uncontrollably and wiped out my son's 911 gt3 as my son passed that guy's mustang. My son's 911 started rolling over at full speed and did 6-7 rolls when the silver mustang rammed into it and the slow moving car had gained full speed by then and caught up to the two cars and rammed into my son's 911.

The smudges and scratches on the gt3 buffed right out. But the front and rear suspensions were badly damaged and also the cooling fan was totaled.

Among the parts I am trying to replace I am having trouble locating the rear outer suspension shaft, aka hinge pin. What are the dimensions? May be other brands will fit.

Ideas?

Thanks.
Have you tried http://www.tqrcracing.com
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If I order something before noon on a Monday, I have it in my hands on Wednesday (west coast), without fail. TQRC is amazing.
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Thank you everyone. I searched TQracing again with "pivot pin" and it came up.
TQ search engine is harder to use than other hobby stores' as it wants exact consecutive words. For example, the description TQ listed is "Outer pivot pin". If I search for "outer pin" it doesn't come up. The products don't seem to have tag words either. TQ has great inventory and A+ customer service but their search engine is the limiting factor of their business.
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